Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

by Kara Hughes

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Part of the Myths and Mysteries series, Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Pennsylvania's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Pennsylvania's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772292
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 810,339
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kara Hughes was born and raised an Ohio State Buckeye, but now calls Brooklyn home. She graduated with a BA from Harvard University and earned a MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a number of jobs, including writing and teaching. If her day includes access to air, food, and minutia, things are going pretty well.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Unsolved Crimes: Frankford's Slasher 1

Chapter 2 Unsolved Crimes: Bellefonte's Missing District Attorney, Ray Gricar 17

Chapter 3 Unsolved Crimes: New Castle's Murder Swamp 31

Chapter 4 Unfathomable Conditions: Centralia's Burning Mine Fire 44

Chapter 5 Unfathomable Conditions: Philadelphia's Teleportation Experiment 56

Chapter 6 Unfathomable Conditions: Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary 69

Chapter 7 Unfinished Business: Schuylkill's Molly Maguires 83

Chapter 8 Unfinished Business: Lancaster's Paxton Boys 98

Chapter 9 Unclear Intentions: Philadelphia's Dr. Albert Kligman 110

Chapter 10 Unclear Intentions: Pittsburgh's Joe Magarac 125

Chapter 11 Unsung Heroes: Pittsburgh's Polio Pioneers and Vaccination Research Team 135

Chapter 12 Unsung Heroes: Pittsburgh's Westinghouse Enterprise 149

Sources 162

Index 177

About the Author 182

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